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Prattville in Autauga County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pratt Gin Factory

— 1 mile —

 
 
Pratt Gin Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 17, 2013
1. Pratt Gin Factory Marker
Inscription.  Once the world's largest plant manufacturing cotton gins.

Founded 1833 by Daniel Pratt, the greatest industrialist of Alabama prior to 1860. Pratt's many industries were of great aid to Confederacy during Northern blockade.
 
Erected 1952 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 32° 27.614′ N, 86° 27.063′ W. Marker is in Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South Memorial Drive (U.S. 31), on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 716 South Memorial Drive, Prattville AL 36067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Happy Hollow (approx. 0.7 miles away); Doster Road Artesian Well House (approx. one mile away); Sidney Lanier/Prattville Male and Female Academy Site
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(approx. one mile away); Sidney Lanier (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Prattville Dragoons (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Prattville Dragoons (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Daniel Pratt/First United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prattville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 17, 2013
2. Marker Area
Daniel Pratt between circa 1850 and circa 1869. image. Click for full size.
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3. Daniel Pratt between circa 1850 and circa 1869.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,726 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on January 3, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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